McDonough School of Business
McDonough School of Business

Executive MBA Careers

Integral to the intensive Georgetown experience is the opportunity to evaluate your career and define specific professional goals that form part of your journey with us. In addition to stimulating academic learning experience, Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business provides you with the personalized support you need to articulate your career aspirations.

The Executive MBA Careers team within the McDonough Career Center supports each student in the Executive MBA (EMBA) and Executive MBA Dubai programs with support, coaching, and guidance throughout their Georgetown journey.

  1. Discover your strengths by understanding your values, leadership style, motivation, and aspirations;
  2. Explore your options by synthesizing industry and market trends, work environments, and career paths that are both fulfilling and rewarding for you and;
  3. Own your future by succinctly articulating your career story and next moves.


The Executive MBA Careers team provides you with a host of options that are outcome-driven, customized, and highly focused on individual needs. They include:

  1. Assessments  to identify your emotional intelligence, values, and work style as well as learn about other work styles;
  2. In-class sessions on leadership topics that prepare you for the challenges in your career journey;
  3. 1-on-1 coaching where students can choose their coach, develop their goals, and work with the coach on specific desired outcomes to achieve during or after the EMBA program;
  4. Access to Georgetown’s global alumni network so you can broaden your own network and explore new opportunities while gaining new insights;
  5. A career platform with information regarding student events, a shared repository of templates, and best practice documents that provide you with the right kind of guidance to achieve your goals.

Career Coaching

3 EMBA students in Hariri

Our team of coaches offers comprehensive support to students by sharing their expertise in areas such as leadership development, career pivots, resume refinement, and clarifying career objectives and goals. These coaches bring varied and extensive industry experience.

Our Assistant Dean, Graduate and Executive Degree Programs

Denise Durgin

Denise Durgin (EML’16)

Assistant Dean, Graduate and Executive Degree Programs

Denise Durgin serves the McDonough School of Business as assistant dean for Graduate and Executive Degree Programs within the McDonough Career Center. Most recently Durgin was a patient experience performance advisor for the women’s and children’s clinical staff and senior executive clinical triad at Inova Health System. Before her role in patient experience, Durgin worked for more than 25 years at Marriott International and The Ritz-Carlton in sales, marketing, and revenue management leadership roles. She also served as senior director in asset management at Host Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest REIT.

Durgin earned her Executive Master’s in Leadership at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and her undergraduate degree in hotel, restaurant, and travel administration at The University of Massachusetts, Isenberg School of Management. Durgin also is a certified executive coach credentialed through the International Coach Federation. She lives in McLean, Virginia, with her husband and two pups, Stella and Stewie. She’s a stepmom of four daughters and enjoys time with her family, fitness, reading, Boston sports, and serving others through her volunteer work.

For more than 20 years, Durgin has given back to the D.C.-area community through her volunteer work on various boards and councils in the oncology space. Her passion to serve others also resulted in publishing her first book, Prescription for Proton Radiation, as well as numerous media appearances and participation on patient panels both locally and at the national level.

Contact Denise Durgin

Contact Executive MBA Careers Team

Denise Durgin, Assistant Dean, Graduate and Executive Degree Programs
Georgetown University McDonough School of Business
Hariri Building, Suite 285